Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Accepting new clients for daytime appointments
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
First responder mental health
Jessica Martin is a Mental Health Counselor in North Kingstown, Rhode Island with expertise in anxiety, trauma, sexual assault trauma, first responder mental health, mind-body wellness, and life transitions.
Jessica has significant experience working with survivors of trauma through her work at Day One Rhode Island Rape Crisis Center. She also has a unique specialty in working with first responders such as members of the police and military who often witness difficult crime scenes. She earned her BA degree in Criminal Justice and her past experience includes working with first responders through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Jessica's therapy approach draws upon Interpersonal Therapy, Jungian Therapy, and mindfulness practices. Her practice is located in a beautiful area near the ocean, and she often incorporates the environment in her work with clients, such as by going on outdoor walks. In her private practice, she sees young adults, college students, adults, and couples, and offers flexible hours including early mornings and Sundays. Jessica has a dog, Ace, who often accompanies her at work.
See Jessica's Eventbrite page for information on any current workshops she may have.
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Mind-body wellness – a balance of physical, emotional and spiritual health involving changing thought patterns, nourishing the soul and challenging our bodies to impact quality of thought, self-esteem, and belief systems
First responder mental health – includes profession specific issues, integration of experiences and development of skills to improve work-life balanc
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Life transitions – Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Peripartum mood and anxiety disorders – Navigating complex emotions and the transition to parenthood during pregnancy and the postpartum period
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Brown University Student Insurance
Johnson & Wales University Student Insurance
Providence College Student Insurance
RISD Student Insurance
URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance
Initial session: $100
Ongoing sessions: $75
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy and is determined on an individual basis.
Therapist's note: Jessica can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"I can’t promise that therapy will be easy but I can promise that it will be worth it. Excavating the truth and core self can be a messy process."
Treatment approachesInterpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Jungian TherapyThe goal of Jungian therapy is to bring awareness to both the conscious and unconscious parts of the psyche, such that clients can move beyond symptom relief to create lasting change in relationships and emotional development. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, Present
Anchor Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 2015 - Present
Family Services of Rhode Island, Clinical Manager, 2013 - 2015
Child and Family Services of Newport County, Clinician, 2012 - 2013
Butler Hospital, Social Services Clinician in addiction treatment, 2011 - 2012
Day One Rhode Island Rape Crisis Center, Intake Manager, 2007 - 2010
Salve Regina University, MA in Holistic Counseling, 2010 - 2013
Westfield State College, BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice, 1996 - 2000